Medical marijuana is not yet available for purchase in Missouri, but patients may be able to start the process and get it with the help of a new open clinic.
Open the Green Clinic for business in the Market Market in Kansas City on Wednesday afternoon, with two full-time doctors on the team to determine whether medical marijuana patients are renowned.
A medical marijuana, granted in November through a ballot measure, will not be available until at least 2020, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and the state does not start accepting patient applications until July 4 . But the founder of the Green Clinic and CEO Emily Branch says that there is already a claim from patients.
"We have heard from patients that they have asked their regular physicians to confirm them so that they can add that legal certificate to the state application when the state comes out with the application forms," said the Branch.
Under the Amendment ballot measure, doctors have to determine that patients, such as epilepsy or glaucoma, have a medical condition that they qualify for obtaining an ID card that can use the purchase of a medical marijuana in a subscription.
The accounts suggest that doctors in the Kansas City area may reluctantly recommend their patients that they use medical marijuana.
Green Clinic doctors include Dr. Kelly Logan and Dr. Mark Scott.
Logan, who has been involved in rehabilitation and hospital care, says that his interest in medical marijuana was growing from needing them to help patients cause narcotic extrusioners.
"I feel strongly about not using narcotics for long-term functional reasons and also for product reasons," said Logan.
The cost of consultations with $ 299 Green Clinic doctors, with discounts available to settlers and individuals on public aid programs.
Branch says she is planning to open eight green clinics throughout the state.
Alex Smith is a health reporter for KCUR. You can get it on Twitter @ AlexSmithKCUR.
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